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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.40
I caught this last night, and was thoroughly entertained, if a bit confused at the end. After hearing Christian Bale using an American accent in practically everything I've seen him in, it's easy to forget that he's actually English. Hugh Jackman is, well, Hugh Jackman. Scarlett Johansson, on the other hand, should never attempt an English accent ever again. It made Keanu Reeves' attempt sound positively authentic...



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I like Hugh Jackman but I thought he was just kind of ok in this movie. Certainly not bad though. On the one hand I do think the ending was confusing to some people. But on the other hand I kind of like that you're still thinking about the ending like hours later and are just getting everything. Scarlett Johansen was awful like she is in everything, I don't get the fascination with her at all. I would've preferred Piper Perabo in her part instead of the one she was in. Michael Caine was great as usual. Good appearances by Andy Serkis and David Bowie and Christian's Bale performance was my favorite of the year. I'd say this is my favorite movie of the year. Thank goodness for The Departed and The Prestige which have saved a horrible year of movies for me.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.97
I didn't think Scarlett was bad at all. Her role didn't end up being all that important to the overall plot, and come on....so pretty.

Chris Nolan never seems to be mentioned in conversations about the best modern directors, but after Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins and now Prestige, he has certainly earned my $10 for any movie he makes.

I'm echoing Quezzy -- this movie and the Departed are #1 and #2 on my make-believe Oscar ballot.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.37
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    I didn't think Scarlett was bad at all. Her role didn't end up being all that important to the overall plot, and come on....so pretty.


Actually I don't find her to be very good looking at all. *shrugs*



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.28
Me either Quezzy.

As for the movie being confusing, if you think about the title and the explanation of THE PRESTIGE, it all makes perfect sense. The narrative at the end describes exactly what happened and why. GREAT movie.
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